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The words healthy, heal, whole share a common etymology about wholeness. It is in picking up the pieces and making ourselves whole that we find good health and heal.

This includes being in community whether we are face-to-face with each other. Parker Palmer suggested “Community does not necessarily mean living face-to-face with others; rather, it means never losing the awareness that we are connected to each other. It is not about the presence of other people-it is about being fully open to the reality of relationship, whether or not we are alone.”

When we connect with each other, we become whole and belong to community. When we are mindful and attentive of the other, we become whole and belong to community.

About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

9 responses »

  1. It took many years to appreciate this. Thanks for sharing Ivon.

  2. The word community has so many possibilities, but in all of them lies the fact that we are connected to other individuals and without that connection (even though sometimes I’d like to be alone) our life isn’t quite as meaningful.

  3. I’ve always enjoyed your blog and wanted to share that with you, and in particular, I thought this was a great post touching on issues that have been on my mind – thanks for connecting some of the dots for me and expanding on the significance of wholeness and the importance of the sense of belonging. Peace and wishing you success on your PhD – again, I really fancy your dissertation topic. Peace, Harlon


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